Program duration
MSc in Administration: 21 months - PhD in Administration: 48 months
Período de inscrição
05/02 - 29/11/2024
05/02 - 29/11/2024
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MSc in Administration

Classes start in the first semester of the calendar year, and the program lasts 21 months. In the first four academic quarters, students must obtain 26 academic credits (the equivalent of 12 courses of two credits each and Graduate Seminars I, II, III, and IV). Afterward, students must complete two credits through the  Supervised Research Seminar, obtain approval for the Dissertation Project by the end of the fifth academic quarter, and defend the Master’s thesis. Master’s students must attend Method courses, elective courses, research track courses, and the  Supervised Research Seminar.  

These courses are: 

Courses and seminars

Method courses 

Research track courses 

Elective courses 

Graduate Seminar 

  Supervised Research Seminar 

(2 credits) 

Statistics IA; 
Statistics IB; and 
Qualitative Data Collection & Analysis or 
Comparative-Historical Methods 

4 research track courses 
(chosen by the student) 

5 elective courses 
(that may be of other research track) 

I, II, III, and IV  
(equivalent to one 30 hour course/2 credits) 

PhD in Administration

Classes start in the first semester of the calendar year, and the program lasts 48 months. In the first eight academic quarters, the student must obtain 30 credits (the equivalent of 15 courses of 2 credits). 

In addition, students must obtain 2 credits for Graduate Seminars I, II, III, and IV by the fourth quarter and 4 credits for the Supervised Research Seminar between the fifth and eighth quarters. Afterward, the student must obtain approval for the First Research Paper by the end of the nineth academic quarter, submit and present a dissertation proposal by the end of the 12th academic quarter, and submit and defend the dissertation by the end of the 16th semester. Students must also be involved in research projects with professors at the school to improve their skills and curriculum. PhD students must attend Method courses, elective courses, research track courses, and the Supervised Research Seminar.  

The courses are: 

Courses and seminars

Method courses 

 Machine Learning in Business Research, 

Panel Data Analysis, 
and 4 more method courses (chosen by the student) 

Research track courses5 research track courses 
(chosen by the student) 
Elective courses 4 elective courses 
(that may be of other research track) 
Graduate Seminar I, II, III, and IV  
(equivalent to one 30 hour course/2 credits) 
Supervised Research Seminar (4 credits) 


The MSc & PhD in Administration include four tracks of research: 

Behavioral Sciences and Decision Making

This research track seeks to understand how individuals make decisions in businesses and government. Research addresses topics such as consumer behavior, financial behavior, and the behavior of managers and workers in organizations. 

Strategy, Management, and Organizations

It focuses on understanding management phenomena in organizations, both in the public sector and corporate management, including topics such as organizational theory, competitive strategy, internationalization, governance and control, organizational culture, and management processes. 


This track covers a range of courses that provide an in-depth study of fundamental issues in corporate finance, asset valuation, banking, accounting, and financial decision-making. 

Institutions, Politics, and Government

This research track encompasses the study of political institutions, public policy, and government from a comparative perspective, addressing a fundamental question: “How and when do political institutions affect results related to government, policy formulation, and public policies?”. Theoretical and methodological tools of comparative political economy are used to investigate the functioning of institutions and political systems, the process of policy formulation, and their effect on public policies and economic performance. 

Each student must follow a specific track and attend elective courses from the other tracks. 


DINTER is the Interinstitutional PhD Program in Administration, carried out between the FGV EBAPE and the Vila Velha University (UVV). 

It is a teacher training program, preparing professionals of excellence in inner regions, disseminating cutting-edge knowledge and innovative teaching techniques. UVV students are qualified by experienced professors from FGV EBAPE, becoming disseminators of high-quality education in their respective areas of expertise. 

Postdoctoral Program


The Postdoctoral program at FGV EBAPE seeks to attract researchers interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in an environment that encourages cutting-edge research. It focuses on researchers who wish to improve their research skills, becoming more competitive in the job market in general and within the school’s research tracks (Behavioral and Decision-Making Sciences; Strategy, Management and Organizations; Finance; and Institutions, Politics, and Government). 

Main characteristics

  • One-year program, starting anytime 
  • Participation in research projects 
  • Presentation of a research seminar 
  • Participation in research seminars 
  • Conducting a 15-hour workshop in the Master's and PhD programs 
  • Participation in events at FGV EBAPE research centers 
  • Interaction with the faculty and students of the Master's and PhD programs 
  • Research Report Submission. 


  • Room/office (subject to availability) 
  • Access to FGV resources 
  • Graduate Program Certificate 
  • Application for teaching positions 


  • Motivation letter - in English 
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor at FGV EBAPE 
  • Curriculum in Portuguese (Lattes System) or international curriculum in English 

The applicants for the postdoctoral position must have obtained a PhD degree or have completed a PhD program and are waiting for the title. 

Head of Postdoctoral Program

Head of Postdoctoral Program: Lars Norden

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